As summer break finally begins to wind down into its last glorious weeks, those of us concerned with our personal style may be wanting to create the look we’ll eventually be known for in the coming year. While we build upon and strengthen our wardrobes, we must keep in mind that sometimes the most memorable clothing and accessories are the ones that make us both look and feel good. Though comfort and the latest trends don’t always go hand in hand, finding that equilibrium as you define your own look in the coming semester may turn out to be an attainable and meaningful goal.
This Fashionisto sports a short sleeve button-down that becomes one of the standout features of his outfit. The light shade of the almost seersucker blue may not attract attention by itself, but contrasted with the darker hue of his jeans and his coffee colored leather accents, the shirt pops just enough to give his ensemble some spark. By tucking his top into the darker jeans which are held up with a medium width leather belt, he creates a clean look with perpendicular lines that intersect at the belt’s buckle.
The denim pants he wears not only serve as a contrasting material and color from the shirt, but they also give him a comfortable way to look dressy. While blue jeans may not be the most elegant addition to your wardrobe, they can definitely still look refined with the right dark shade and boot-cut fit. In this stylish student’s getup, the dark denim ties together the darker leather tones of the belt and shoes which keep him looking sharp.
Though the button-down offers a burst of lighter color to contrast the darkness of the rest of what he’s wearing, the most stylistically significant part of his outfit is his shoes. These leather Monkstrap dress shoes aren’t your everyday slip-ons, and they show that with their classy double buckle and slight heel. He makes these shoes look casual, but in the right setting, they could be the difference between a casual encounter and a fancy dinner date. The color of the leather is also a perfect shade of medium between the darker dressier look and a lighter tan that could be seen as tacky. Overall, these shoes tie together a look that has defined itself as both classy and casual, one that wouldn’t be terrible to be seen in as you decide how you want to be viewed in the upcoming school year.
Hint: If you’re visually impaired and looking for something to put you in the right frame of mind, try a sleeker glasses design like these to place you on the cutting edge of designer eyewear. These steel frames look clean and simple without being too plain, and they also stand out from among the emerging cliche of thicker plastic rims. Simple accessories such as glasses are an easy way to establish your own fashion identity in something that you wear everyday. Just make sure that when you pick out your own frames you’re comfortable with the way they look and feel before you’re forced to stick with them for the next several months!